🗓#KimberleyToday, Sunday 22/12/2019
TODAY’S WEATHER, EVENTS, SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
There is a low risk of loadshedding this week.
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:
11 NOV 2019 – 31 AUG 2020: Scanlan Street between Bishops Avenue & Lawson Street: https://www.kimberley.org.za/?p=25127
25 NOV 2019 – 20 DEC 2019: Phakamile Mabija Road & Hull Street: https://www.kimberley.org.za/?p=25131
☀ Today: 31°C Partly sunny.
🌑 Tonight: 23°C Mainly clear.
🌟 Max UV Index: 13 Extreme
⛈ Thunderstorms: 24%
🌬 Wind: 13 km/h
🌬 Gusts: 28 km/h
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’S HISTORY
22 DECEMBER 1891, Rhodes falls from his horse and is hurt.
22 DECEMBER 1940, Springbok rugby player Michael J Bredenkamp dies.
TODAY IS SUMMER SOLSTICE
This year, the southern summer solstice falls on Sunday, December 22 at 06:19 a.m. SAST. Solstices occur at the same time around the world, but their local times vary with time zones.
Solstices occur because Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted about 23.4 degrees relative to Earth’s orbit around the sun. This tilt is what drives our planet’s seasons.
On two moments each year—what we call solstices—Earth’s axis is tilted most closely toward the sun. The hemisphere tilted most toward our home star sees its longest day, while the hemisphere tilted away from the sun sees its longest night. During the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice—which always falls around June 21—the Southern Hemisphere gets its winter solstice. Likewise, during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice—which falls around December 22—the Southern Hemisphere gets its summer solstice.
Traditionally, solstices have helped mark the changing of the seasons. However, today’s meteorologists officially use temperature records, not solstices or equinoxes, to draw lines between the seasons.
For millennia, cultures around the world have devised ways to celebrate and revere these celestial events. Here are some of the ways the world has honored the solstices.
TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’s SKY
22 December will be the longest day of 2019 in the southern hemisphere, midsummer day.
This is the day of the year when the Sun’s annual path through the constellations of the zodiac reaches its most southerly point in the sky, in the constellation of Capricornus at a declination of 23.5°S.
On this day, the Sun is above the horizon for the longer than on any other day of the year in the southern hemisphere. This is counted by astronomers to be the first day of summer.
In the northern hemisphere, the Sun is above the horizon for less time than on any other day of the year and astronomers define this day to be the first day of winter.
At the solstice, the Sun appears overhead at noon when observed from locations on the tropic of Capricorn, at a latitude 23.5°S.
Sunrise and sunset times
The table below lists the sunrise and sunset times in Kimberley around the solstice. In December the Earth moves slightly faster around its orbit than at other times of year due to being close to perihelion. This means that each solar day lasts fractionally longer than 24 hours, and the time of noon moves around a minute later each day.
This phenomenon is described by the equation of time.
The shift also affects sunrise and sunset times, and means that the latest sunset and earliest sunrise do not occur on the day of the solstice itself. Instead, the earliest sunrise occurs a couple of weeks beforehand, and the latest sunset is a couple of weeks later.
|Sunrise and sunset times for Kimberley|
Solstices occur because the axis of the Earth’s spin – its polar axis – is tilted at an angle of 23.5° to the plane of its orbit around the Sun.
The direction of the Earth’s spin axis remains fixed in space as it circles around the Sun, while the Earth’s sight line to the Sun moves through the constellations of the zodiac. As a result, sometimes the Earth’s north pole is tilted towards the Sun (in June), and sometimes it is tilted away from it (in December). This gives rise to the Earth’s seasons:
Sunrise: 5:20 AM
Sunset: 19:18 PM
Duration: 13:58 hr
Moonrise: 2:23 AM
Moonset: 3:37 PM
Duration: 13:14 hr
🍽 #WHERE2EAT SPECIALS & PROMOTIONS
ALL WHERE 2 EAT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
🍴DAILY: Breakfast Specials @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33492
🥩DAILY: Pub Lunch Steak & Egg Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34394
🌯DAILY: Chicken Wrap Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34383
🍖DAILY: Spare Rib Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34387
🥩DAILY: T-Bone Steak Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34389
🥩DAILY: Mixed Grill Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35656
🍖DAILY: Black Friday Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35859
🍗DAILY: Thumbs Up Feast @ Barcelos: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=31926
🍗DAILY: Ayoba Meal Special @ Barcelos: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35278
🥖DAILY: 2 Subs & Coke Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=30727
🍕DAILY: Khetha 5 Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35739
🍕DAILY: Cram-Decker Promotion @ Debonairs: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=30135
🍗DAILY: Quarter Chicken Meal @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=31641
🍔DAILY: Cheesy Bacon King Steer Meal @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35721
🐟DAILY: Hake & Rice Promotion @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=30362
🐟DAILY: Double Up Meal @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35760
🍔DAILY: Lunch Time Promo @ Fishaways: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34552
🍕MON: Monday 1/2 PRICE Pizza Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33613
🍔MON+WED: Tasty Twins Special @ Barcelos https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=6199
🍴TUE: Tuesday Free Waffle Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35256
🍔WED: Wacky Wednesday @ Steers: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=22002
🍴WED: Wednesday 1/2 Price Schnitzel Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=31041
🍴SUN: Sunday Kids u/12 Eat Free Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch: https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34970
🗓 #WHAT2DO & EVENTS
ALL EVENT DETAILS, LOCATIONS & TIMES @
🎉DAILY: The Urban Corner Kersmark – 11/12/20119 – 24/12/2019
🎤WED: Karaoke Wednesdays @ Omidraai
🎷THU: Live Jazz Thursdays @ Diggies Pub & Grill
🎤THU: Karaoke Thursdays @ Bar 129
🏃SAT: Kimberley Parkrun
🏃SAT: Galeshewe Parkrun
Xpanda Garage Door Promotion – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34142
Xpanda Glass & Aluminium Garage Doors – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34493
Xpanda Wendy’s Introduction Special – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35032
My Photos Special @ Liza’s Creations – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=34667
Crazy Coffee in a Cone @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35065
Crazy Cappuccino Special @ The Crazy Horse Steak Ranch – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35063
Double Brandy & Coke Special @ Crazy Horse – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33764
Flow Bin / Tanker Promotion @ Sondre Vervoer & Gas – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35382
Agricultural Promotion @ Sondre Vervoer & Gas – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35934
Conference Special @ Horseshoe Inn – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=33732
Magnificent Mid-Week Year End Function Special @ Horseshoe Inn – https://www.kimberley.co.za/?p=35861
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